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Bionics and Human Biomechanics Applied in Intelligent Crash Tests of Cars

Call for Papers

Research on improving crash safety of cars has become an important content in the research of automotive safety. The optimum design of intelligent crash test technology and devices for automotive safety has become a hot issue in the field. In order to test active safety or passive safety by braking or crash testing, intelligent testing devices (also called anthropomorphic test devices (ATDs) or crash dummies) need to describe and simulate the damage mechanism and the tolerance limit of biological characteristics of the human body, such as dynamics and kinematics response to impact or acceleration. This is essential to protect human beings from sports and car accidents and injuries of daily life. However, biomechanical studies and injury tests of the human body without any harm to the body are always a challenge.

Along with the increasing exploration of nature, organisms with rigid flexible coupling structures are gradually discovered, which have excellent performances such as impact resistance, abrasion resistance, and drag reduction. The combination of bionics and biomechanics constantly brings about new inspiration and innovation to the field of engineering and automotive safety. So, this special issue will call for original research articles on basic biomechanical researches of the human body, computer simulation for human body modeling and analysis, new development of intelligent anthropomorphic test devices for measuring the response of the human body in certain environments where an impact or other loadings are applied to the body, and the application of bionic structures in automobiles to improve their anticollision performance. The contents can involve bionics, biomechanics, automobile engineering, human body modeling, impact and contact mechanics, materials science of skin, and high-precision sensor informatics and mechanical processing technology. The highly integrated dummy design is also subject to various standard calibration tests, so this special issue is a cross-discipline.

Original contributions that are not yet published or that are not currently under review by other journals or peer-reviewed conferences are sought.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Simulation modeling and analysis of car crashes
  • Simulation and optimization design of passenger’s biological model
  • Research on human biomechanics
  • Research on the mechanism of human injury and response of biomechanics
  • Design of multiaxis alien sensors
  • Development of intelligent anthropomorphic test devices
  • Research on the calibration of collision experiment
  • Multiobjective optimization design for bionics structure

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 1 June 2018
Publication DateOctober 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Tao Xu, Jilin University, Changchun, China

Guest Editors

  • Tatsuo Yoshino, Jilin University, Changchun, China
  • Shujun Zhang, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK
  • Guowu Wei, University of Salford, Salford, UK
  • Zhixin Liu, China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), Tianjin, China